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Tommy's Joynt

1101 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Civic Center)
(415) 775-4216
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Ranked #295 of 4,919 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Civic Center
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Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

After a night of drinking, Tommy's Joynt hit the spot. Mashed potatoes, meatballs, and gravy sopped up the liquor from the night. The food tastes homemade. Low price. Cafeteria style. It was perfect.

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had a large group of 28. It was hard to find places that had space for large groups to eat. Zack Katzman was so accommodating. He had space for our group to eat all in one area upstairs and their staff helped our group carry their food if needed. (our group has intellectual and developmental disabilities) They took good... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I'm not sure what else to add to that statement.....I stayed in SF for a few weeks and visited Tommy's Joynt a couple of times during my stay, I tried a few different sandwiches and they were all incredible. I can't wait to go back and grab myself a hot sandwich and cold beer!

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Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Not for dieters and there's such an accumulation of smoke from all the years it's been in existence, those sensitive to it might have problems, but it's a great old school place with great food. Nothing modern, nothing fancy, just order your food and sit and eat and soak it all in.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I love the fact that they carve up a huge serving of whatever meat you want.. but the corn beef is bomb, and pretty much so is everything else! Come hungry, and order a few beers... you will be a happy camper at the end of the day.. love this place and the history it represents. It has been on... More

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La Mirada, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We wanted to try a local restaurant and our hotel recommended Tommy's Joynt. The pastrami sandwich is the best I ever had and they carve the meat in front of you as you order. The spaghetti had a gravy sauce like the type you put on mashed potatoes so that was not a hit. We are used to the red... More

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Ilovetotravel1962
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My wife had seen this place on Diners Drive In's and Dives so when we visited San Francisco a few weeks ago we had to stop. Definitely worth it! Ordering is a bit unique. You grab a tray. Order your meat, potatoes, salad etc (I had a meatball sub). You then pay and find a table. That might be a... More

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hi, I had read up on this restaurant before I traveled San Francisco this past April. When I saw it from a distance, it did not look like it would be that good due to all of the colorful signage. But my first impression was wrong. In general, I found San Francisco to be very expensive in the ball park... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

my wife saw this place on diners,drive-ins and dives and insisted we go. it was superb, as a tourist from Europe this was the kind of American restaurant i pictured in my head. full of great street food, great beers, characters and friendly waitresses.Not stuffy or touristy but basic good food with lots of care and attention way above what... More

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Tommy's Joynt is a cross between a tavern, diner, and restaurant. You grab a tray and pick out your meat, potatoes or vegetables and salad. Pay for that as you go through the line (and wonder, how in the heck are you ever going to eat everything). Find a table (be prepared to share, because there are very few tables... More

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